E-commerce firm Amazon.in has crossed one lakh sellers on its platform during April-June quarter, witnessing a seller growth of over 250 percent year-on-year. “Since our launch in June 2013, we have been working extensively to meet different business requirements of sellers and help them grow business profitably online,” Gopal Pillai, GM and Director Seller Services, Amazon India told PTI. Also Read - Redmi Note 10S with Rs 1,000 discount on Amazon sale: Check offer details, new priceAlso Read - OnePlus Nord CE 5G, OnePlus TV U1S launch in India today: Event time, how to watch the event
“As a result, we have crossed 1 lakh sellers on our platform (during the April-June quarter) and are witnessing a seller growth of over 250 percent year-on-year,” he added. Seller initiatives include extensive education and skilling programs, offering Fulfilment By Amazon wherein Amazon.in packs, ships and delivers products to customers, manages returns and does customer service on behalf of the sellers, and other assisted shipping services, he added.
Amazon is also enabling sellers to sell in India but even globally giving them access to over 304 million active customers through the Amazon Global Selling program. “Over 8,000 sellers in India are already selling to global shoppers under this program,” Pillai said. Amazon has 21 Fulfilment Centres, with more than 13 of them being opened last year across 10 states covering a total area of over 2 million square feet. Besides, Amazon is also facilitating easy access to secured and unsecured loans for its sellers between Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 2 crores, through its partner Capital First.